751 Pine Street
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 608-1000
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Business Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM,
Monday through Friday (excluding court holidays)

Filing Clerk windows open to the public at 8:00 AM and close at 3:00 PM.

Reception Desk is open from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

For Family Law matters, you will need to request a service ticket number from the staff at Reception before 3:00 p.m., so please plan to arrive early.

Background Information

The Peter L. Spinetta Family Law Center houses five of Contra Costa County's seven family law-related courtrooms at 751 Pine Street in Martinez. Every effort has been made to ensure that the Spinetta facility is accessible, convenient and user friendly.

Inside the Spinetta Center


Everyone entering the Spinetta Center must go through a security check to help make sure that everyone in the building is safe at all times.

Reception Desk

Inside the Spinetta Center, a staff person will welcome you and direct you to where you need to go to conduct your court business.

Family Law Facilitator Services

Persons who do not have a lawyer to represent them in Court may wish to seek the assistance of a Family Law Facilitator.

Windows #9 and #10

Domestic Violence Restraining Order forms and instructions are accessible electronically. Windows #9 and #10 in the Spinetta Center are available for people who prefer to submit paper copies of their Domestic Violence Restraining Order forms and for persons seeking other emergency orders.

Mediation and Investigation Windows

The Mediations and Investigations windows are at the rear of the lobby in the Spinetta Center. These windows are used to check in for appointments with mediators and Child Custody Recommending Counselors.

Filing Windows

The Family Law filing counter is located just inside the building, on the left. Family Law staff accepts all filings in family law cases except Ex Parte's (filed at Window #10) and Domestic Violence Restraining Order papers (submitted electronically or at Window #9). The filing windows also accept payment of family law filing fees. Clerk windows open to the public at 8:00 AM and close at 3:00 PM.

Computer Workstations

There are three public computer workstations on the first floor. These computers do not have printing capabilities at this time. Coin-operated photocopiers are available on the first and second floors.

Parking Information

Metered parking is available on all streets surrounding the Wakefield Taylor Courthouse (meters take quarters and some take credit cards).